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by cflutist
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Advice on attending NFA
Replies: 34
Views: 13247

Re: Advice on attending NFA

FG18: thanks for the info. A woman always has Advil in her purse :mrgreen: (but I always travel with a fanny pack instead). But I small point and shoot camera is a good idea since the one on my phone isn't too good (Hubby is bringing his DSLR but won't be going to the convention with me). The pools ...
by cflutist
Wed May 30, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Advice on attending NFA
Replies: 34
Views: 13247

Re: Advice on attending NFA

PP, thanks for the advice. I did signup for the opening flute orchestra. I did look at the preliminary schedule, and you're right, there are too many things I want to see and/or hear, when does one eat lunch? :mrgreen: Is it ok to take a folding music stand on the plane? Or does TSA think it is a we...
by cflutist
Wed May 30, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Advice on attending NFA
Replies: 34
Views: 13247

Re: Advice on attending NFA

So now that the NFA Convention is only 3 months away, anyone else going? I'm hoping to meet FG18 at the CN booth. I also plan to also bring an almost empty laptop bag (with just my netbook in it, just too difficult to send lengthy emails on my phone) so I can buy music !!! I Did see on the schedule ...
by cflutist
Sat May 26, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu headjoint
Replies: 11
Views: 9899

Re: Muramatsu headjoint

I can't wait to hear Ms. Choi at the NFA in Las Vegas this year.
Have heard her play on YouTube and she's a fabulous young Asian female flutist.
by cflutist
Sat May 26, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Etudes
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

Re: Etudes

Yes, I like the Andersen much more than the Jean-Jean or the Bozza.
I guess I'm a traditionalist and like their melodic lines more.
by cflutist
Mon May 07, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Should my son change his beginner flute for a professional?
Replies: 5
Views: 3954

Re: Should my son change his beginner flute for a profession

and again, Pied Piper gives sage advice. I totally respect his posts on this board.
by cflutist
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Having trouble deciding wich flute to get.
Replies: 4
Views: 4750

Re: Having trouble deciding wich flute to get.

I would suggest that you checkout Carolyn Nussbaum or Flute World. They are both flute specialty houses whose staff have college music degrees. Although I bought my camping flute (a Gemmy with silver body, plated keys, 12K gold springs) and my Alto Flute from wwbw, I've had to send both flutes back ...
by cflutist
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Haynes sold to Eastman
Replies: 5
Views: 3871

Re: Haynes sold to Eastman

One way to tell would be to see what is engraved on the barrel, my backup flute (the handmade soldered tonehole model) says Boston, Mass. FG18, perhaps this fuzziness is why Haynes seems to have fallen a bit out of favor? I noticed that used Haynes flutes don't command the prices that say Powell or ...
by cflutist
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Learning the two Mozart concertos
Replies: 3
Views: 2580

Re: Learning the two Mozart concertos

Master them? I don't think I've ever mastered them, and I have been playing them since 1970. :D
by cflutist
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: C# Trill Key?
Replies: 12
Views: 10199

Re: C# Trill Key?

I love my C# Trill key, have it on both flutes.
Have not had any issues with it.
Used it a lot last night in Bizet's Carmen.
In one passage, went straight from the C# Trill to the adjacent Bb shake, pretty cool.
by cflutist
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: powell Handmade Conservatory Aurumite 9K/ flute gold plating
Replies: 5
Views: 3315

Re: powell Handmade Conservatory Aurumite 9K/ flute gold pla

FG18,

How does Aurumite respond and sound versus a 9K or 14K flute?
by cflutist
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: need to find a good b foot flute or b foot joint! help!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3938

Re: need to find a good b foot flute or b foot joint! help!!

Another option is to check out the Used flute listings at Flute World and Carolyn Nussbaum, both of which are specialty Flute Houses who would have thoroughly checked out the flutes beforehand.
by cflutist
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fleur-De-Lis for Nagahara
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Re: Fleur-De-Lis for Nagahara

Beautiful !!!
by cflutist
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: need to find a good b foot flute or b foot joint! help!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3938

Re: need to find a good b foot flute or b foot joint! help!!

Well I have to admit, when I was in 8th grade (and playing the Mozart Concerto in G), I wanted an open hole flute with a Low B (had an Armstrong closed hole) but my Godfather bought an Open Hole Selmer with a C Foot back from Hong Kong. It was my first introduction to A=442 when everyone else had A=...
by cflutist
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: need to find a good b foot flute or b foot joint! help!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3938

Re: need to find a good b foot flute or b foot joint! help!!

Lots of Low Bs in Mahler's 4th Symphony, even a Low Bb in the 2nd movement (that I skipped).

A couple of Low Bs in the Carmen Fantasy too.

:mrgreen: